You may have heard of the bride ships bringing young girls out to Western Australia from the 1850s to the 1880s to address the imbalance of the sexes in the population. But were you aware that this practice continued long after, until well into the 20th century? This presentation looks at how the women were selected, their voyages to Western Australia, how they were treated on arrival and more. Alongside their story is a case study of Miss Monk, the kindly matron who accompanied them on many trips.
1.30pm-3.30pm $15 (member)/ $20 (non-member)
Thurs, 2 Nov
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